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membrane in Biology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmembranemem‧brane /ˈmembreɪn/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBa very thin piece of skin that covers or connects parts of your body 🔊 Loud noise can damage the delicate membrane in the ear.2 TPIECEa very thin layer of material that covers somethingmembranous /ˈmembrənəs/ adjective
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membraneWith one rare exception, all such cell membranes permit translocation in only one direction.Chloroplast membranes are very susceptible to attack by oxygen radicals which are generated as a by-product of photochemistry.He had been born with the caul, the inner fetal membrane had covered his head at birth.These flat roofing materials fall into three major categories: built-up felt roofing, mastic asphalt and single-ply membranes.The injury caused bleeding beneath the membrane of the brain.The sodium is only able to pass into the membrane through sodium ion channels distributed along the axon.Years later, I would think of their sheen as being rather like the membranes enclosing viruses I had read about.In this image the state in liberal democracies is separated from its society by only a thin membrane of formal legality.